Put a new twist on a seasonal favorite - Pumpkin Flan recipe

A gluten-free dessert
Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 4:07 PM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - If you’re looking for a new dessert to wow the family this Thanksgiving, the next recipe is for you.

Mary Rapoport with the Virginia Egg Council came on Here @ Home to share a Pumpkin Flan Recipe that makes 8 to 10 servings.


  • 1/2 and 2/3 cup sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 15oz can pumpkin puree, drained a bit
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp rum extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • For garnish: Cinnamon flavored whipped cream


Place ½ cup sugar in a 5x9″ metal loaf pan. Hold this down over a burner on medium heat, shaking and tilting the pan until the sugar is melted (use potholders and a wooden chop stick to help it along). Once melted, the sugar will caramelize and begin to brown quickly – as soon as it turns golden brown, tilt pan so the entire surface is covered. Remove from heat – it’s ok if the caramel hardens and cracks.

Place remaining ingredients (beginning with the 2/3 cup sugar) in a blender container and process until smooth. Pour mixture through a sieve, pressing it through; then pour into loaf pan over caramel.

Set loaf pan in a deep baking pan adding enough hot water to the baking pan to reach halfway up the sides of the loaf pan, Bake flan in middle of a preheated 350°F for 1 hour and 10-15 min. or until knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the flan cool; then chill it, covered, overnight.

To serve:

Run a thin knife around the edge of the loaf pan; place platter on loaf pan; then invert onto platter. Melted caramel will run down the sides. Serve, cut into slices, with whipped cream seasoned with cinnamon.

Watch the interview to learn more.